It had a lot of potential but was wasted on stupid plot decisions. The premise was great, the actors were great, the potential was there, and they basically blew it. They tried to recoup it by making it mainly about the man and the woman getting back together after all that time, that really it is about relationships, but it was ultimately a big let down. On the most simplistic level, we did not even get to see them hug or cry together or anything, just the looks of shock, apparently to be artsy. Come on! Instead of making the situation with the additional 3 crew into the usual story of the battle to decide who will die - so predictable - they could have made the rest of the film about the journey to Europa and getting there and finding out that other crew had survived from other places, etc. I think there was a major flaw in the plot and that it must have been changed midway through, since the story starts with the idea of the creation of a habitable world on Europa and then retracts to just Pangea Station and no one ever even sees Europa. It sounds like they felt they couldn't manage the story of going to Europa, somehow, and cut it off - I suppose its cheaper set wise to never leave the station. But they sacrificed the film ultimately then, for the small amount of creativity to have had the characters move past just the two people and their own relationship, which was never fathomable anyway. Finally, I have more faith in humanity that if faced with an inevitable end of the human race, not everyone will melt down into a monster except for 2 people. The stupid predictable ploy of the haunted house space station where everyone has to kill everyone else really tanks films at this point. We've seen that so many times and it's so 2nd grade to just retreat to that. I'd rather they never had the other 3 appear if they have to turn it into that.
A group of astronauts living in the haunting emptiness of deep space awake to find earth has suffered an extinction level event.
December 8, 2019